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#1 Edited by DeadPan (303 posts) -

Now that Jeff is free to do other things i would love to see GB hire him/have him on the Bombcast regularly. He was awesome on it this week. I dunno if thats a thing that either side would want! but i would love it

#2 Posted by ottoman673 (383 posts) -

Nah.

Jeff Green should do his own thing.

#3 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1272 posts) -

Come on, haven't we learned that Giant Bomb doesn't just hire their friends, just at look at the whole Matt Rorie situation, wait...

#4 Posted by JayEH (512 posts) -

Don't think they have the money to hire anyone else.

#5 Posted by GERALTITUDE (2812 posts) -

Sure, if they were both interested, why not? Jeff Green kicks ass. I bet he could quick look the shit out of video games.

#6 Posted by huser (931 posts) -

Given the various mumblings, I'd be more concerned about losing anyone in the near future based on finances or drifting priorities.

#8 Edited by AMyggen (2000 posts) -

@huser: What mumblings? Jeff & co joking around about meetings and Budgets? I wouldn't read too much into that tbh.

#9 Edited by Ramone (2931 posts) -

@cale said:

Consider they couldn't pay Patrick enough to start a family in California, I doubt they could manage to bring on someone like Jeff.

As far as I know, Patrick didn't move for financial reasons.

#10 Posted by jazz_hop (7 posts) -

Apparently Jeff Green said on his black mesa stream that Giant Bomb would be his dream job!

Hnnnnnnnngggggg!

#11 Posted by MattyFTM (14244 posts) -

I always find it weird that people jut assume Giant Bomb has an infinite budget and can just randomly decide to hire people on a whim.

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#12 Posted by JRock3x8 (227 posts) -

that podcast has been missing a true host since Ryan passed. At the risk of sounding insensitive, I immediately thought of Rich Gallup to be the new face of Giant Bomb (Jeff for whatever reason seems reluctant to really take on that role) but it also seems Rich has moved on to other things in his life.

I don't think Jeff Green is the answer. Not a culture fit.

#13 Edited by development (1594 posts) -

Nah.

Jeff Green should do his own thing.

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#14 Posted by jazz_hop (7 posts) -

@jrock3x8 said:

that podcast has been missing a true host since Ryan passed. At the risk of sounding insensitive, I immediately thought of Rich Gallup to be the new face of Giant Bomb (Jeff for whatever reason seems reluctant to really take on that role) but it also seems Rich has moved on to other things in his life.

I don't think Jeff Green is the answer. Not a culture fit.

Vinny is a god tier host, I would love it if Jeff allowed vinny to host every week, no offence to Jeff he's good too.

#15 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

That would be really awesome but I doubt it happens.

#16 Posted by MildMolasses (3194 posts) -

@ramone said:

@cale said:

Consider they couldn't pay Patrick enough to start a family in California, I doubt they could manage to bring on someone like Jeff.

As far as I know, Patrick didn't move for financial reasons.

He did mention the cheaper cost of living as a factor in his move back

#17 Edited by GorillaMoPena (1688 posts) -

Giant Bomb should sign LeBron James

#18 Posted by Dethfish (3590 posts) -

I know the possibility is low for that to happen, but a man can dream, can't he?

#19 Edited by RazielCuts (2711 posts) -

@mattyftm: But we know they're looking right? I think Jeff has even said in the past he'd like to hire more people, it's all about finding the right fit. Well, and having the budget to. Even before Ryan passed they were looking and now...yeah.

Obviously they can't get someone completely new out of the blue because the community are semi adverse to change, I mean it took people a while to adapt to Patrick and in the dark corners of GB some people still haven't. So someone like Jeff, or Danny O'Dwyer (make it so) would be a good fit. I'm just not sure if you're Jeff though would you really want to be under someone? I mean he's been in the biz a long time, he knows how to run his shit.

#20 Posted by Scrawnto (2413 posts) -

@amyggen said:

@huser: What mumblings? Jeff & co joking around about meetings and Budgets? I wouldn't read too much into that tbh.

Yeah, budget meetings happen towards the end of every year. If they didn't, they wouldn't have budget. It's certainly nothing to be concerned about.

#21 Posted by Veektarius (4153 posts) -

@scrawnto said:

@amyggen said:

@huser: What mumblings? Jeff & co joking around about meetings and Budgets? I wouldn't read too much into that tbh.

Yeah, budget meetings happen towards the end of every year. If they didn't, they wouldn't have budget. It's certainly nothing to be concerned about.

I don't know about any remarks regarding staff cutbacks, but there's definitely been several cases where Jeff has been explicit about saying they have no budget for additional hires. They could always receive additional budget at some point, of course.

#22 Posted by MattyFTM (14244 posts) -

@razielcuts: They've casually mentioned that they'd like to hire more people, sure. But Jeff has also said that they don't have the budget to hire anyone.

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#23 Posted by HatKing (5568 posts) -

Only if he changes his name to Geoff. For datebase reasons.

#24 Posted by ValeYard (145 posts) -

I would love to see Jeff more involved in GB. Of course, the employment policies of GB pertain to many concerns us users aren't aware of, money, behind-the-scenes stuff. I like how Jeff (Gerstmann) is always very professional and keeps that kind of thing to himself.

#25 Posted by TyCobb (1924 posts) -

That would be too many Jeffs and would cause massive confusion in forum posts and comments.

#26 Edited by wjb (1553 posts) -

@jrock3x8 said:

that podcast has been missing a true host since Ryan passed. At the risk of sounding insensitive, I immediately thought of Rich Gallup to be the new face of Giant Bomb (Jeff for whatever reason seems reluctant to really take on that role) but it also seems Rich has moved on to other things in his life.

I don't think Jeff Green is the answer. Not a culture fit.

Jeff Green did host a fairly popular podcast in his day.

I always shake my head when threads like these pop up, but yeah, if they were ever going to hire someone, I'd rather they pick someone they already got along with. It's such an entertainment, chemistry-driven industry, so if they ever felt the need to hire someone new, I don't know if some fresh-faced 22-year-old who was a member of the forums would work. Maybe? But I'd rather they hire a colleague like Jeff Green than someone who secretly wishes they were BFFs with Vinny or Jeff. I know that is just hiring the same people over and over so no one new gets in, but that is what I personally want.

OR JUST HIRE A BASKET FULL OF PUPPIES, I DON'T KNOW.

#27 Edited by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

I rather have the Sass that Jeff Green, although he's pretty awesome.

#28 Edited by RazielCuts (2711 posts) -

@mattyftm: But I mean, I gather Whiskey Media were hurting for money/ wanted an exit plan so they sold off all the sites but if CBSi aren't going to push some new things forward, I.E make some new hires, why did they buy GB in the first place? It's always seemed like Jeff has had this master plan of 'oh, it's going to be great you guys, just you wait' and then I feel the site just hit a rut since the acquisition.

#29 Posted by BBAlpert (1262 posts) -
@tycobb said:

That would be too many Jeffs and would cause massive confusion in forum posts and comments.

I now want a video of a Gerstmann/Green vs Shoemaker/Muir doubles tennis match.

#30 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@tycobb said:

That would be too many Jeffs and would cause massive confusion in forum posts and comments.

we couldn't even call him Jeff G!

#31 Edited by Vuud (1441 posts) -

Is Giant Bomb big enough for TWO Jeffs?

Seriously, if not as a full time employee, at least try to rope him in as a guest as much as possible.

#32 Edited by Budwyzer (486 posts) -

Adam Sessler

or Robin Williams

#33 Edited by Marokai (2637 posts) -

If I were a betting man, I would bet we get a new person hired to Giant Bomb in the next year. Something about my hunch on it all just makes too much sense, and with the unfortunate passing of Ryan.. well, there's a salary that's no longer being paid, you know? Jeff's been mentioning time and again he's wanted to make more hires, and budget meetings are going on right now, from what we've heard. I have to imagine he's bringing it up, and there's been no other person right now more glaringly obvious for a hire than Green.

However, I'm not a betting man, so who knows. I would personally rather Green do his own thing, since I find this weird desire people have that Giant Bomb hire everyone everywhere a little offputting. Besides, I just like this crew being who they are, and being small.

#34 Posted by wjb (1553 posts) -

@bbalpert said:
@tycobb said:

That would be too many Jeffs and would cause massive confusion in forum posts and comments.

I now want a video of a Gerstmann/Green vs Shoemaker/Muir doubles tennis match.

Jeff Green and Brad Muir are the Fake Diesel and Fake Razor Ramon of Giant Bomb.

#35 Edited by personandstuff (69 posts) -

He's probably be a good fit. And really, GB needs to hire someone within the next year or so or they will be in danger of no longer existing.

#36 Posted by LackingSaint (1703 posts) -

He should fly over and join us at GiantBomb UK.

#37 Posted by Seedofpower (3909 posts) -

I wouldn't mind seeing more Jeff Green.

#38 Edited by Baal_Sagoth (1205 posts) -

If it is at all feasible (or becomes possible) in the future I think Jeff Green would be a practically ideal candidate. Other than the current GB crew and Greg Kasavin there's no one who has covered games that I respect as much as him. Highly skilled, informed and, most importantly, very funny and entertaining with a lot of personality.

I hope he'll at least be able to make frequent appearances. He's just so fucking good at just about everything I've seen him do. Having him at GB full-time would undoubtedly be excellent!

#39 Posted by BBAlpert (1262 posts) -

@wjb said:

@bbalpert said:
@tycobb said:

That would be too many Jeffs and would cause massive confusion in forum posts and comments.

I now want a video of a Gerstmann/Green vs Shoemaker/Muir doubles tennis match.

Jeff Green and Brad Muir are the Fake Diesel and Fake Razor Ramon of Giant Bomb.

I rescind my comment about a doubles tennis match in favor of a tag team wrasslin' match.

#40 Posted by huser (931 posts) -
@amyggen said:

@huser: What mumblings? Jeff & co joking around about meetings and Budgets? I wouldn't read too much into that tbh.

Mostly correct mumblings, but the wrong party concerning finances and drifting priorities. Those would be the Bombcast crew, not CBS, only getting older with more personal responsibilities.

#41 Posted by CptBedlam (4440 posts) -

Pretty much everyone wants it to happen and it would benefit the site greatly, but I doubt CBSi is willing to pay whatever Jeff Green costs. They are keeping Giantbomb on a tight budget leash anyway it seems.

#42 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

@wjb said:

@bbalpert said:
@tycobb said:

That would be too many Jeffs and would cause massive confusion in forum posts and comments.

I now want a video of a Gerstmann/Green vs Shoemaker/Muir doubles tennis match.

Jeff Green and Brad Muir are the Fake Diesel and Fake Razor Ramon of Giant Bomb.

Man fuck fake Razor Ramon. I hate that guy and his fat head.

#43 Edited by huser (931 posts) -
@amyggen said:

@huser: What mumblings? Jeff & co joking around about meetings and Budgets? I wouldn't read too much into that tbh.

@scrawnto said:

@amyggen said:

@huser: What mumblings? Jeff & co joking around about meetings and Budgets? I wouldn't read too much into that tbh.

Yeah, budget meetings happen towards the end of every year. If they didn't, they wouldn't have budget. It's certainly nothing to be concerned about.

I think they've been consistent with the idea of the size of their crew being what it will be for the near future. My comment was not about CBS' commitment to GB, but a member of the Bombcrew moving on, when talking about finances and drifting priorities.

#44 Edited by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

@personandstuff: You have any evidence or rhetoric to back up that statement? It seems like Giant Bomb stands the best chance of surviving the great war of traditional gaming press versus the Internet streamers due to that being baked into this website.

#45 Posted by Flacracker (1391 posts) -

@ramone said:

@cale said:

Consider they couldn't pay Patrick enough to start a family in California, I doubt they could manage to bring on someone like Jeff.

As far as I know, Patrick didn't move for financial reasons.

He did mention the cheaper cost of living as a factor in his move back

And we all know that Chicago is one of the finest cities in America. It is beautiful and a great place to start a family. They don't call it Chiraq for nothing.

#46 Edited by triviaman09 (759 posts) -

@ramone said:

@cale said:

Consider they couldn't pay Patrick enough to start a family in California, I doubt they could manage to bring on someone like Jeff.

As far as I know, Patrick didn't move for financial reasons.

He did mention the cheaper cost of living as a factor in his move back

Giantbomb is also based out of SF which is literally the most expensive city in the US (more expensive than even NYC).

#47 Posted by Gaff (1493 posts) -

While Jeff Green is a wonderful person and I love him dearly, I don't think taking a downgrade from EIC for 1UP / CGW or Director of Editorial and Social Media is the right career move for a 52 year old man who is putting his daughter through college.

#48 Posted by AMyggen (2000 posts) -

@ruthloose: He hasn't, but people have been saying stuff like that for years now. When CBSi bought GB, there were a number of people both here and on GAF who thought the site would more or less be done within a year. That hasn't happened. I think speculating about stuff like this does no good: We don't know shit about what's going on behind the scenes, and it'll only cause stress for us as fans of the site :)

#49 Edited by TyCobb (1924 posts) -

@wjb said:

@bbalpert said:
@tycobb said:

That would be too many Jeffs and would cause massive confusion in forum posts and comments.

I now want a video of a Gerstmann/Green vs Shoemaker/Muir doubles tennis match.

Jeff Green and Brad Muir are the Fake Diesel and Fake Razor Ramon of Giant Bomb.

Man fuck fake Razor Ramon. I hate that guy and his fat head.

I still love the fact that Fake Diesel is Kane.

#50 Posted by JRock3x8 (227 posts) -

Gerstmann is the undisputed star of Giant Bomb but he doesn't create narratives the way Ryan would and they need someone to do that.